Adrian Barb

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Associate Professor of Information Science, Engineering
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    Adrian S. Barb received his B.S. in industrial engineering from the University of Bucharest. He earned his Ph.D. in computer science and MBA from the University of Missouri, where he also worked as a database programmer-analyst and web system coordinator. Dr. Barb teaches database management and information retrieval. His research interests include database management systems, knowledge discovery in databases, database indexing, knowledge representation and exchange in content-based retrieval systems, semantic modeling and retrieval, conceptual change in knowledge-based systems, ontology integration, and expert-in-the-loop knowledge exchange.


    Barb, Adrian, and Nil Kilicay-Ergin. 2013. “Genetic Optimization for Associative Semantic Ranking Models of Satellite Images by Land Cover.” ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 2 (2): 531–552

    Barb, A.S., R.B. Clariana, and Chi-Ren Shyu. 2013. “Applications of PathFinder Network Scaling for Improving the Ranking of Satellite Images.” Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, IEEE Journal of 6 (3): 1092–99

    Han, Jing Ginger et al. 2016. “A Neotropical Miocene Pollen Database Employing Image-Based Search and Semantic Modeling.” Applications in Plant Sciences 2.8 (2014): PMC. Web. 26

    Barb, Adrian S. 2011. “Gaussian Mixture Models for Semantic Ranking in Domain Specific Databases with Application in Radiology.” Central Europ. J. Computer Science 1 (3): 266–79

    Shyu, C.-R., M. Klaric, G. J. Scott, A. S. Barb, C. H. Davis, and K. Palaniappan. 2007. “GeoIRIS: Geospatial Information Retrieval and Indexing System - Content Mining, Semantics Modeling, and Complex Queries.” IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 45 (4): 839–852


    B.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Bucharest

    MBA, University of Missouri

    Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Missouri